If you are one of the thousands of California residents for whom life holds nothing better than a motorcycle ride, you also need to be aware of the serious injuries you could sustain if and when you become involved in a cycle crash.
Regardless of the type of protective gear you wear while riding, Our Everyday Life cautions that you face a high risk of sustaining one of more of the following types of injuries in a motorcycle crash:
- Head trauma
- Broken bones
- Road rash
1. Head trauma
Unfortunately, even the best helmet will not sufficiently protect your head when it hits a stationary object such as the road, a guardrail, a tree, etc. in a high-impact crash. Not only can you suffer a concussion, you can sustain a traumatic brain injury that could leave you debilitated for life.
2. Broken bones
No one need tell you that your cycle gives you no protection whatsoever during a crash. In fact, you stand a good chance of having it fall on an arm and/or leg, shattering your bones in the process. In a worst case scenario, you may lose one or more of your limbs to amputation.
3. Road rash
The term “road rash” refers to what happens when your body gets dragged down the road during a motorcycle crash. Again, no amount of protective gear or clothing can protect your skin from cuts and abrasions in such an event. You may well need to undergo several surgeries, including skin grafts, to minimize the effects of such grave injuries. Even then, however, you likely will have lifelong disfiguring scars.
This is general educational information and not intended to provide legal advice.